vine

noun
\ˈvīn \

Definition of vine 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a plant whose stem requires support and which climbs by tendrils or twining or creeps along the ground also : the stem of such a plant

b : any of various sprawling herbaceous plants (such as a tomato or potato) that lack specialized adaptations for climbing

vine

verb
vined; vining

Definition of vine (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to form or grow in the manner of a vine

Examples of vine in a Sentence

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Her decaying manor is submerged in a spectrum of green decor and lush vines. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Inside a Greenery-Filled Hawaiian Wedding—Where the Bridesmaids Wore Power Suits," 13 July 2018 With a border on Beringer Vineyards and multiple wineries within walking distance, staying on the three-and-a-half-acre property affords guests the opportunity to literally wake up among the vines. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "T&C Travel Guide: Napa Valley and Sonoma County, California," 9 July 2018 Plus, there’s a large bathtub converted from a wine cask and set in the open air among the vines. Robert Joseph, A-LIST, "Hired It Through The Grapevine," 2 July 2018 An employee of a business in the 2500 block of Chestnut Avenue told police June 19 that someone used a saw to cut 55 mature vines off the posts of a pergola. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, "Police: $10,000 in mature vines cut off business' pergola," 29 June 2018 Multiple producers own small plots in these vaunted vineyards, with their individual holdings identified by their names or simply their winery colors painted on the tops of stakes among the vines. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "The Wine Destination Only the Pros Know," 27 June 2018 The vines didn’t have to be a certain age to be called old, Mr. Bucklin said. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "How a Bottle Makes Its Way Onto a Wine List," 21 June 2018 Ayahuasca in the Quechua language means the vine of the soul — or death, depending on the translation — and it has been used for hundreds of years by indigenous communities throughout the Amazon basin, mostly in religious rituals. Fox News, "Psychedelic tourism thrives in Peru despite recent killing," 7 June 2018 Ayahuasca in the Quechua language means the vine of the soul — or death, depending on the translation — and it has been used for hundreds of years by indigenous communities throughout the Amazon basin, mostly in religious rituals. Washington Post, "Psychedelic tourism thrives in Peru despite recent killing," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of vine

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vine

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French vigne, from Latin vinea vine, vineyard, from feminine of vineus of wine, from vinum wine — more at wine

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vine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vine

: a plant that has very long stems and that grows along the ground or up and around something (such as a wall or tree)

vine

noun
\ˈvīn \

Kids Definition of vine

: a plant whose stem requires support and which climbs by tendrils or twining or creeps along the ground

Other Words from vine

vinelike \-ˌlīk \ adjective

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